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Mystery J.P. Morgan Call on Weight Watchers – By J. LaRosa

Jan. 16, 2019 J.P. Morgan analyst Christina Brathwaite recently downgraded WTW stock due to "channel check" that indicated falling interest in WW. She claims that traffic to the WW website is down year over year, spelling trouble for enrollments, and that the app Noom is providing competition. Well, I have a problem with this assessment.…
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Wellness May Be A Tough Sell for Diet Companies – By J. LaRosa

Jan. 15, 2019 What do most consumers think about when they hear the term "wellness"? Some may think about being free of any disease, or being physically fit, or mentally fit. Do they also think about weight loss? Maybe. Maybe not. In any case, in America the term wellness has always been kind of vague…
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Jenny Craig Takes Different Path – By J. LaRosa, Marketdata

Jan. 9, 2019 A recent interview by the news site Cheddar, with Jenny Craig CEO Monty Sharma, revealed that the company is not stressing the wellness aspect of its program, in contrast to competitors such as WW (Weight Watchers). Mr. Sharma claims that consumers are confused by the term "wellness". Rather, the company is placing…
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Commercial Weight Loss Centers On Pace For 18% Sales Gain In 2018

Dec. 4, 2018 Based on individual public company-provided guidance for expected full-year revenues, as of the end of the 3rd quarter of 2018, Marketdata estimates that commercial weight loss companies will post a strong 18% sales gain this year. The industry has not seen a sales gain this large in a long time. This segment…
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